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Bahrain court sentences over a dozen who protested prison conditions during Covid

Bahrain sentenced 13 political prisoners who protested against medical negligence in their prison at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, a rights group has reported.

Israel and Bahrain agree to bolster trade ties

Israel's Foreign Minister Eli Cohen agreed Monday with his Bahraini counterpart to boost trade relations, during his first visit to one of the two Persian Gulf Arab states to establish ties with Israel.

Israeli foreign minister lands in Bahrain for high-profile talks

Israel's Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has arrived in Bahrain for talks with senior Bahraini officials, state media reported, in his first visit to one of the Persian Gulf Arab states having ties with Tel Aviv.

Human rights groups call on US to intervene for release of Bahraini activist

More than a dozen human rights organizations penned a letter to United States President Joe Biden, urging Washington to press the Bahraini authorities to immediately release Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja, a prominent rights activist.

UN experts urge Bahrain to release students “tortured into confessions”

UN experts called for the release of six imprisoned Bahraini students who they say are being held arbitrarily after “confessing to crimes under torture and undergoing unfair trials.”

UK MPs call on premier to raise human rights with Bahrain’s crown prince

British lawmakers have expressed their "grave concern" to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about political repression in Bahrain ahead of a visit by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to London. They have asked Sunak to push for the release of political prisoners in the Arab country in return for the unconditional financial support the kingdom receives from the UK.

Bahrain says to restore full diplomatic relations with Lebanon

Bahrain has announced it will restore full diplomatic relations with Lebanon following a row over the Saudi-led war against Yemen that saw the two countries break ties for a year and a half.

Opposition group says Bahrain turned into graveyard of human rights

Bahrain's main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has voiced serious concern over the alarming situation of human rights in the Persian Gulf country. It stated that the ruling Al Khalifah regime would exploit the forthcoming Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly to burnish its international image.

Bahrain says to further develop cooperation with Israel

Bahrain has announced it will continue to build up its partnership with Israel as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies are about to form a new government.

Bahrain activists urge Pope to press Manama to end rights abuse

Relatives of Bahraini political prisoners have called on Pope Francis to put pressure on the Manama regime to end human rights abuses across the kingdom. They called on the pontiff to highlight the plight of the inmates by visiting their families and even prisoners themselves

Bahraini activists take kingdom to court over spying allegations

Two Bahraini dissidents who accuse Manama of using spyware to surveil them will ask London’s High Court this week to allow their case to go ahead in the United Kingdom.

Bahrainis mark 2011 uprising, condemn Israeli PM visit

Bahrainis poured into the streets Monday night on the anniversary of their 2011 uprising against the Al Khalifa. They also condemned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to the Persian Gulf country.

Manama confirms Israeli officer to be stationed in Bahrain

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry confirmed media reports on Saturday that an Israeli officer will be stationed in the tiny Persian Gulf country, according to the state news agency.

Israel, Bahrain sign security agreement

Israel and Bahrain signed a security cooperation agreement on Thursday during a visit by Israeli minister of military affairs Benny Gantz to the kingdom and amid heightened tensions in the region.

Israeli minister of military affairs makes surprise visit to Bahrain

Israeli Minister of military affairs, Benny Gantz, began an unannounced visit on Wednesday to Bahrain. It comes amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after the recent missile and drone attacks on the United Arab Emirates by the Yemeni forces.

Bahrainis call for release of political prisoners after death of ex-inmate

Bahraini protesters have staged nationwide demonstrations to urge Manama to free political prisoners. The rally comes following the death of a former detainee over medical complications he sustained during imprisonment.

French MPs denounce Bahrain’s human rights abuses

French lawmakers have raised concern over violation of human rights, including arbitrary detention of dissent, repression of free speech and torture in Bahrain.

Bahrain’s Welcoming Israeli FM ‘Blatant Treason’ against Palestinian Cause: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has lashed out at the Bahraini government for having normalized its relations with Tel Aviv and hosting the Israeli foreign minister.

Iran: Israel presence in region aimed at causing tension, insecurity

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned Bahrain’s move to divulge its relationship with the Zionist regime and to let the regime’s foreign minister visit the Persian Gulf country as self-deprecating.

Over 600 Political Prisoners in Bahrain Go on Hunger Strike

More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.

‘1,000 Bahraini Women Activists behind Bars’

Around 1,000 freedom-seeking Bahraini women are behind bars in the Al-Khalifa regime’s prisons, the country’s main opposition party announced.

“Riyadh Stepping Up Crackdown on Shiites in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain”

A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

UK Diplomat Says Bahrain Has Turned into US, Saudi Colony

The United Kingdom’s former envoy to Bahrain Peter Ford says the island state has almost become a colony of Saudi Arabia and the US which exactly follows their foreign policy on regional affairs, including the issue of Iran.

“Bahraini FM Too Petty to Comment on Ancient Iran”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rapped the Bahraini foreign minister’s anti-Iran remarks, saying that he is too lowly to comment on Iran which is the cradle of ancient and glorious history and civilisation.

Female Bahraini Activist on Hunger Strike in Prison

Bahraini human rights advocate, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, who was arrested on July 3 after security forces attacked her house, has gone on hunger strike since Friday night.

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